They come with what may be the greatest pedigree in the modern cooking world. Chef Katie Button and her husband, Felix Meana met while they were both working at the legendary elBulli in Roses, Catalunya, Spain. Katie was a stagiere (she was featured in Lisa Abend’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentices: A Season in the Kitchen at Ferran Adrià’s elBulli) while Felix worked the front of the house (he waited on my table the first two times I dined at elbulli). Since then the married and opened up what may be the hottest tapas bar in the United States, Curaté. With the success of Curaté, they have also opened a second restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina, this time one with a more American theme. While these restaurants have kept them quite busy, they have somehow found time for a few other things. I had a chance to catch up to these two whirlwinds this past fall at the 9th annual StarChefs International Chefs Congress in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The original music for this video was written and played by my talented nephew, Lucas Sconzo and his friend, Jason Beck. It was recorded and mastered at Akin Studios in Hoosick Falls, N.Y.